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  • Summer 2023 - Online Korean & Japanese Courses!

    EALC is pleased to announce online Korean & Japanese courses for Summer 2023 through UWW!

    Go here for the details!

  • East Asian Studies at UMass

    The East Asian Languages & Cultures faculty is a close-knit, friendly community of teacher-scholars that emphasizes the education of our students at all levels.



  • A Message from EALC on Anti-Asian Racism

    Firmly believing that cultural awareness, along with systematic societal change, is essential in our fight against racism, we, the East Asian Languages & Cultures Program, will reinvigorate our effort to advance our mission of fostering understanding of East Asian cultures.

    Read the full statement here


Summer 2023 - Online Korean & Japanese Courses!

April 11, 2023

The East Asian Languages & Cultures Program at UMass Amherst is excited to announce our online courses in Korean and Japanese language for Summer 2023 through the University Without Walls!

In Memoriam, Professor Chisato Kitagawa

January 21, 2022

UMass Emeritus Professor Chisato Kitagawa passed away on January 14, 2022. He was 89 years old.

Fei Meng of UMass wins at the 2nd New England Korean Speech Contest!

December 14, 2021

Fei Meng, Beginning Korean I student, wins 3rd place with a speech on "Making Kimchee".

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Jennifer McKeon '13

Jennifer McKeon, Joint Linguistics & Japanese '13, talks to us about life after UMass as an accomplished Japanese manga translator!

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